Is George Russell Done With Being A Williams Driver?

George Russell is a product of Mercedes’ junior driver and he has been touted as a future Mercedes driver for some time now. However, he has spent the entirety of his F1 career so far at backmarkers Williams barring a one-off outing with Mercedes which is ironically, the only time in his F1 career that he has finished in the points. While speaking to Autosport, Russell has explained why he needs a change for 2022

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George Russell Believes Mercedes Will Find Him A Capable Car in 2022

George Russell began by explaining why getting his future sorted out by the summer break is the way to move forward

“I think, naturally, we all want something decided either way by the summer break, really. I think it's in everybody's best interests. But to be honest, I'm really not pushing the subject with anybody really - with Mercedes, with Williams. Because I am purely just focused on my job here”

He then explained why Mercedes’s current driver Lewis Hamilton continuing in the sport is a good thing

“But I think it's really exciting that Lewis has openly been talking about the next couple of years. And it's clear that he's still performing at an incredibly high level. I think it will be amazing for the sport, and for Mercedes, if he were to continue”

He then explained how it raises the stakes for him as well

“And obviously, as any young driver, you want to go against the best. And Lewis is the best”

He then spoke about Mercedes managing his career

“I mean, obviously, there's a lot of talk about a promotion to, or 'a move', I should say, to Mercedes. But I think for all of us at the end of the day - Mercedes do manage me, and they do want the best for my career. They are in a unique position, in that sense”

He then expressed his belief in Mercedes in helping him find a good seat for next year

“But they just want the best for me. And if they believe I deserve the opportunity, then it'll be there. If they don't believe I deserve it, then they will find me a seat somewhere where I can continue to develop”

He signed off by suggesting that he is ready for race wins and for title fights

“I feel like I'm ready to fight for world championships and fight for victories. I feel ready right now to be able to do that, let alone with another year under my belt by the end of this season. So, wherever I find myself next year, I want to be in a car that will give me the chance to win races”

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These changes will “come into effect in two weeks’ time at the [French Grand Prix]”

“If Mr. Wolff wants it earlier, that is his wish. As far as [Red Bull] know, the FIA makes the decisions”

Haas driver Nikita Mazepin’s father Dmitry Mazepin has revealed that the Russian Army has told Nikita that “he needs to join the army”

Dmitry added that “Nikita has 23 races. They told him he had to be present at the training camp regularly. There would be no exceptions”

Dmitry pointed out that “he has a race every two weeks. How does he do it? Who do I ask this question to?”

Dmitry also feels that this issue isn’t limited to his son and that it’s “about everyone: athletes and professionals in the same situation. The issue of education and sports is relevant”

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen feels that the war of words with Mercedes “is just a natural thing and it’s good for people to read, right? Bit of fire behind it”

He added that “it’s Formula 1, there are a lot of stakes involved so everyone wants to win, everyone is competitive”

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo feels that “the one person who gets under [his] skin is [him]”

Alpine’s executive director Marcin Budkowski has suggested that “in reality, every wing bends a little bit”

“The FIA has now decided that they are going to tighten up the control, all right. They've given [them] time to do it and [they'll] stick to it”

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is of the opinion that consecutive pole positions is a sign that they “have a very strong team and it shows [they] can perform again in the future”

Will George Russell be driving for Mercedes in 2022?


  1. Formula World

    Formula World

    Acum 8 Zile

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  2. Yummy 23

    Yummy 23

    Acum o Zi

    Wtf is wrong with Russia, grabbing a f1 driver for the army ? Wtf the bout to have him doing, driving a tank at 200 mph, spinning around, shooting that bitch ?! What the fuck ?!

  3. P M

    P M

    Acum 2 Zile

    15 other drivers want a competitive car too.

  4. Montoya Florent

    Montoya Florent

    Acum 2 Zile

    Plot twist : Gasly at Mercedes ! Average car, great quali, great positions, in the points ! Russel is overrated, if he were so good he could at least overtake some Haas/Alfa romeo

  5. Chua Jantzen

    Chua Jantzen

    Acum 2 Zile

    The second Mercedes seat better given to someone like Gasly

  6. squiddie96


    Acum 2 Zile

    Plot twist: the entire grid enlists in the Russian Army

  7. Leander Hartmann

    Leander Hartmann

    Acum 3 Zile

    Russel will join alpine and Ocon will join Mercedes for 2022

  8. ian mcdonnell

    ian mcdonnell

    Acum 3 Zile

    George don't bit the hand that feeds you.

  9. Som Guy

    Som Guy

    Acum 3 Zile

    Is you're production focused on people that can't read?

  10. sp33dbump33 33

    sp33dbump33 33

    Acum 3 Zile

    Russell feels he is "ready to for championship and victories" and “as any young driver, you want to go against the best and Lewis is the best”. Remember, Lewis is still the fav child. You want to go against him? Join Redbull or Ferrari.

    • ScibyTravels


      Acum 2 Zile

      I think Russell would find being No. 2 behind Hamilton will frustrate him a LOT, since Merc won’t allow both drivers to go at each other.

  11. shakuntala bandekar

    shakuntala bandekar

    Acum 3 Zile

    Bottas get ready for a boot. Mercedes can think of b teams like redbull.itsva waste of resources running just one team

  12. CatsFerDays


    Acum 3 Zile

    Russels doesn’t deserve a Mercedes seat tho...

  13. Utilisateur Lambda

    Utilisateur Lambda

    Acum 3 Zile

    Every pilots want a better car if he doesn't make a result.

  14. jeremy philander

    jeremy philander

    Acum 3 Zile

    Just put the blame on Bottas for your poor designed car

  15. Ian T.

    Ian T.

    Acum 3 Zile

    Russell wants a competitive before even picking 1 point for his main team - the clown of Imola wants too much

  16. nashvin joshua

    nashvin joshua

    Acum 3 Zile

    It's not a matter of 'want''s whether he deserves it or not.

  17. Charlton Lee

    Charlton Lee

    Acum 3 Zile

    he should just drive faster, what a dude

  18. simon p

    simon p

    Acum 3 Zile

    Russell will get a competitive car next year and will then realise he will be Toto's little bi**h and the one liner for next year will be "George it's James"

  19. Media Keeda

    Media Keeda

    Acum 3 Zile

    2022 he lands in INOS Mercedes selling their management. .

  20. JoSh


    Acum 3 Zile

    George Russell will join mercedes at UK Grand Prix to form a full-British Mervedes lineup. Believe me

  21. Sujay ram kumar

    Sujay ram kumar

    Acum 4 Zile

    INEOS wants Hamilton and Bottas to be their ambassadors. I don't think George will be in a merc seat at least until 2023. This is according to my understanding, and I could be wrong.

  22. JC


    Acum 4 Zile

    lol no shit george. everyone wants a competitive car. you have to earn it boy

  23. riverdragon marine service

    riverdragon marine service

    Acum 4 Zile

    Russel will make the sham his bitch.

  24. Magical Fetus

    Magical Fetus

    Acum 4 Zile

    Hope the best for Bottas. Mercedes treats him like shit.

  25. royalty_risin538


    Acum 4 Zile

    He wants a competative car i wanna be skinny aint gonna happen

  26. 82SGN


    Acum 4 Zile

    Jesus...cry baby!!

  27. Rees, Money & Life

    Rees, Money & Life

    Acum 4 Zile

    I don’t think Russell deserves a Mercedes seat. At least not at the moment

  28. Gouthaman Guna

    Gouthaman Guna

    Acum 4 Zile

    Have a dumb driver like latifi to your side,so you can drive in f1 for decades..

  29. alexander paff

    alexander paff

    Acum 4 Zile

    Great video. Short to the point and some extra short info at the end. Good job !

  30. Emiliano Hubera

    Emiliano Hubera

    Acum 4 Zile

    there are only 4 cars that can give you race wins right now, and 19 drivers who want a car that can win races, not Kimi tho, its just a hobbie for him

  31. Tippy Tappy Man

    Tippy Tappy Man

    Acum 5 Zile

    2021 world champion george russell

  32. Pepe Frog

    Pepe Frog

    Acum 5 Zile

    The guy proved he can drive a Mercedes like he's running away for his life, overtaking people left and right, climbing the grid like he was taking a candy from a kid. Even if everything clicked for him that weekend, it still takes skill to overtake half a grid in 4-5 laps. If I proved myself like that and was still being held back in a brick of a car, I'd be done as well. Would you not, as well? He deserves more. He has literally been driving a brick and he's somehow scoring points with it....... what else does he need to do? Lmao

  33. Willy Hwang

    Willy Hwang

    Acum 5 Zile

    im sorry, but a bit of prima donna. what has he done in F1 to differentiate himself from his teammates? if he were so talented above the rest, show us you can drag a poor car to a high points finish or even a podium. sure he performed well enough in a Mercedes, but so can most F1 drivers do equally well. got some maturing to do.

  34. Zihan Zheng

    Zihan Zheng

    Acum 5 Zile

    Its hillarious how Mattia still thinks they got legitimate pole positions... Both were caused by a red flag caused by a Ferrari driver

  35. El R*******

    El R*******

    Acum 5 Zile

    You'll do as your told Little lord Russell stfu And prove yourself like the rest Smh

  36. datzitteezy


    Acum 5 Zile

    Bye bye bottas

  37. thewalrus1968


    Acum 5 Zile

    yes and he will be on pace or even faster than "the oppressed" one

  38. warren shaw

    warren shaw

    Acum 5 Zile

    Just hear me out. No disrespect to any drivers here. But merc: Hamilton/Russel; Redbull: as is; Ferrari: Leclerc/Gasly; Mclaren: As is. (I think Riccardo needs another year to get his mind right back in a decent car)

  39. Benedek Imre Szabó

    Benedek Imre Szabó

    Acum 5 Zile

    What a video!!! You read a few tweets and interviews wow! Good job mate, I'll definitely continue watching your informative videos! ...

  40. Juan Garcia

    Juan Garcia

    Acum 5 Zile

    His race in the Mercedes car only proves that it’s really the car. If Lewis was in any other car other than the RB16 he would rarely be in the points.

  41. Senna458


    Acum 5 Zile

    Hopefully Mazepin makes a better soldier than he does a racing driver. No worries though I’m sure daddy will grease the right palms in the Russian military and Nikita will gain an exception

  42. steve dixon

    steve dixon

    Acum 5 Zile

    Plot twist, Russell signs to drive with NASCAR.

  43. Wolf Rreddingtton

    Wolf Rreddingtton

    Acum 5 Zile

    It's a good thing he's made it clear he'll leave William

  44. BornYesterday


    Acum 5 Zile

    Russel has become such a little prick. He feels entitled to everything yet everytime hes come close to points in that williams he fucks it up.

  45. FS02TER


    Acum 5 Zile

    Bottas out, Russell in. He will be faster and more consistent than bottas. They way he blew away bottas at Bahrain last year when he stepped in for Hamilton just made valterri look terrible

  46. pretzelhunt


    Acum 5 Zile

    Maz is neither an athlete nor professional...

  47. ed rob

    ed rob

    Acum 5 Zile

    He deserves It. Hamilton will cry to Totto....pleeeaase don't put a real good driver to my side.

  48. Arian Recica

    Arian Recica

    Acum 5 Zile

    Currently the most overrated driver in F1.

  49. Rutexas


    Acum 5 Zile

    Perhaps a ride in Nascar or Indy would suit a brat.

  50. SNG S

    SNG S

    Acum 5 Zile

    George Russell....always showed he does not want to be at Williams. His body language always showed that!

  51. Constantin Nescu

    Constantin Nescu

    Acum 5 Zile

    I think yes. Just only one year contract for Hamilton and the ongoing "badluck" of Bottas sugests so.

  52. Cameron Robertson

    Cameron Robertson

    Acum 5 Zile

    I wouldn’t be surprised if George gets the Ocon treatment. Kept in the Mercedes programme with the promise that he’ll soon be in line for the Mercedes seat just to get passed to every other team on the grid

  53. Cameron Gooch

    Cameron Gooch

    Acum 5 Zile

    Russel is arguably the best of the young drivers out of. Lando Ocon Leclerc Gasley Albon Tsunoda Mazapin Schumacher Hes got the best pre f1 career out of all of them. Although leclerc this season has been on fire in the competitive ferrari.

  54. Kunta Kinte

    Kunta Kinte

    Acum 5 Zile

    These spoiled kids in F1 now a days. Imagine making so much money driving a slow Williams, but still having the time of your life. Yeah poor you George.

  55. St een

    St een

    Acum 5 Zile

    He will be in a competitive car next year. #2 @ merc isn't cutting it.

  56. Simon Lavelle

    Simon Lavelle

    Acum 5 Zile

    Poor precious pup 🙄

  57. Arun Kumar Raju Kosuri

    Arun Kumar Raju Kosuri

    Acum 5 Zile

    Ferrari in feature have to get rid of Mattia Binotto to perform well. He is the worst team principal in the current lineup.

  58. Tim W

    Tim W

    Acum 5 Zile

    mercedes yes williams no chance. This guy can drive circles around Bottas

  59. laos85


    Acum 5 Zile

    I would love to see George Russel with the same car as Lewis Hamilton.

  60. Brem


    Acum 5 Zile

    Mazepin using the army as an excuse to honourably discharge from F1.

  61. Sundar Subramaniyan

    Sundar Subramaniyan

    Acum 6 Zile

    George “Absolutely gutted” Russell will drive for Mercedes in 2022

  62. asds908


    Acum 6 Zile

    Dude u sound so robotic and rehearsed. Relax!!!

  63. #Free Palestine

    #Free Palestine

    Acum 6 Zile

    for the last question u need to ask bottas...and lean to wolf...if u really want it...we all know the f1 driver seat is like get seat in white house...everyone want it...

  64. Horton Wilson

    Horton Wilson

    Acum 6 Zile

    They won't as competitive as he thinks next season in my view and maybe just focus on what he has right now like at least scoring a single point forl Williams to increase his chances dramatically instead of winning races But Goodluck to him

  65. David


    Acum 6 Zile

    I feel so sorry for Bottas, he’s getting treated how Ferrari treated Vettel

  66. Glatze Metzger

    Glatze Metzger

    Acum 6 Zile

    Already begging

  67. Drum Ape

    Drum Ape

    Acum 6 Zile

    Russell is not faster than Bottas by any stretch of the imagination. But Bottas is worn out from being an assistant to Hamilton's career.



    Acum 6 Zile

    Mercedes is doing the same to Valteri as Ferrari did to Vettel last year !!!!



    Acum 6 Zile

    Please keep doing what you do !!!!!! You are the best !!!!

  70. 8bitbonsai


    Acum 6 Zile

    bottas will so gonna be replaced by russel next year

  71. Edd Amad

    Edd Amad

    Acum 6 Zile

    He should replace Bottas right away, 2021 mid season. Redbull Style.

  72. Paul Mason

    Paul Mason

    Acum 6 Zile

    George everyone wants a better car or a mercedes your a smeghead for that comment

  73. QuickUnit


    Acum 6 Zile

    Overrated driver

  74. DinoChester 88

    DinoChester 88

    Acum 6 Zile

    Russell really comes off as a spoilt child sometimes. Like he's the heir to the throne (Prince Joffrey vibes). What happens if the 2022 Merc is way off the mark and they spend the next era of F1 constantly playing catch up to Redball or Ferrari? He needs to be patient. He's got all the time in the world to become a contender for a championship.

  75. Tuco Ramirez

    Tuco Ramirez

    Acum 6 Zile

    I'm beginning to think he has been overhyped for a bit too long now... I mean the Alfa Romeo is a bad car nowhere near the front but both Kimi and Gio somehow takes it to the points on occasion. Russell seems to be getting into trouble a lot during the races themselves.

  76. Samuel Johansen

    Samuel Johansen

    Acum 6 Zile

    Mercedes won't sign russell for 2022, they don't want a 2016 repeat. Even if he would, mercedes won't want a title fight between their drivers. Hamilton would get the chance to fight for the championship.

  77. Jonathan Ross

    Jonathan Ross

    Acum 6 Zile

    GR to alpine?

    • Jonathan Ross

      Jonathan Ross

      Acum 6 Zile

      i think that would honestly be a good move, he could show that he can get points consistency with that mid team

  78. Matthew Compton-Brown

    Matthew Compton-Brown

    Acum 6 Zile

    Plot twist… Williams bring the best package for 2022

  79. Mikko


    Acum 6 Zile

    Toto already promised him a spot in Renault Clio Cup

  80. graham webb

    graham webb

    Acum 6 Zile

    Hamilton: whose idea was it to let russell drive my car. Toto: we didnt realise he was gonna be that good Hamilton: you best start slowing bottas down Toto: done, I don't like him much anymore Russell: I want hamiltons seat. His car is quicker and hes not all that

  81. albertspeir


    Acum 6 Zile

    well Bottas is getting "seb-ed" this year round instead.. he will probably get an early notice like Seb did last year.

  82. Pham Cuong

    Pham Cuong

    Acum 6 Zile

    If George goes to Mercedes i hope Bottas will stay in Formula One. maybe in Williams (or other teams)

  83. Rohit Rawat

    Rohit Rawat

    Acum 6 Zile

    F1 is expensive. Full of Pay Drivers(direct or indirect), Russell should look out for sponsorship that he can bring to mercedes or red bull. 👍

  84. Braga


    Acum 6 Zile

    Nothing against him but he haven’t really prove he’s better than Bottas, just another overrated dude

  85. Nilesh


    Acum 6 Zile

    If George switched to mercedes, then will he be no.1 or no.2 driver..?

  86. KHGaming


    Acum 6 Zile

    somehow i feel that the reg changes next year will end a lot of young drivers careers when they move to the teams that were good, to then only make an uncompetitive car, which we have seen in the past

  87. Your Name

    Your Name

    Acum 6 Zile

    Typical whinging pom.

  88. Gert Jan Dikboom

    Gert Jan Dikboom

    Acum 6 Zile

    I think Russel is better than hamilton, and i would be likely that if Russel drives a Mercedes 2022 that i would be turned down

  89. Anshuman Sinha

    Anshuman Sinha

    Acum 6 Zile

    0:13 the one time Russell drove a better car, he scored points. How on earth is this ironic ? It’s not even coincidental!

  90. Avish Revis

    Avish Revis

    Acum 6 Zile

    Plot twist: Russel gets Merc seat but it's Hamilton that is fired.

    • Som Guy

      Som Guy

      Acum 3 Zile

      God, I hope you're right. I can't look at another of Lewis's clown suits in the post race.

    • Avish Revis

      Avish Revis

      Acum 5 Zile

      @Goin AWOL hahaha!

    • Goin AWOL

      Goin AWOL

      Acum 5 Zile

      Fingers crossed

  91. Tom Lawton

    Tom Lawton

    Acum 6 Zile

    Mercedes don’t want a good driver in that 2nd seat to take the shine off Hamilton. Better to have the fastest car in F1 and all the accolades and records on one driver. The history books will read better that way. If Russel gets a Mercedes seat, he’ll show Hamilton up to be what he is, just another driver 🤷🏻‍♂️

  92. For The Watch

    For The Watch

    Acum 6 Zile

    Mercedes isn’t treating Bottas wrong. Bottas has the best car like Lewis and he never wins shit for the team, we’ve seen that year after year. Let’s put Russell in that Merc and Lewis will have a challenge from a team mate. Bottas is simply not a confident/skilful driver.

  93. Harsha Padala

    Harsha Padala

    Acum 6 Zile

    I just want a car

  94. John the baker

    John the baker

    Acum 6 Zile

    Hamilton to retire at the end of the season if he does not get the championship?

    • wonderful human being with a great character

      wonderful human being with a great character

      Acum 6 Zile

      No, he'll stay no matter winning the WDC or not

  95. MarkGlenn YT

    MarkGlenn YT

    Acum 6 Zile

    It will not happen because its just like Lewis and Rosberg...Thats why they would not sign young drivers like russel along side with lewis ...Because it would be disaster for mercedes🤣🤣🤣🤣

  96. Princess Solace

    Princess Solace

    Acum 6 Zile

    The car wants to see u at 200% competitive on the track with wat u drive now b4 u can lay a finger on her. How bout get in a competitive team b4 talkin about the car.

  97. oliver izzard

    oliver izzard

    Acum 7 Zile

    I want I want I want I want...

  98. John Patterson

    John Patterson

    Acum 7 Zile

    Well George I believe you won't be there muck longer. The reason am saying this is Bottas us not helping Lewis as he should be and I think with the drive you had when Lewis was off you did agreat job with Mercedes and there will come to you to sign before the season us up you be great to be with Lewis.

  99. Santhosh surya

    Santhosh surya

    Acum 7 Zile

    Put him in the mid field

  100. Mpho Mokoena

    Mpho Mokoena

    Acum 7 Zile

    Ocon is getting that Merc seat George is going to Alpine so Mercedes can see if he can actually beat quality team mates. Mercedes won't go for another Nico vs Lewis partnership. Especially knowing how well Ocon and Lewis get along.